Gente Bella – Pulse Spotlight – 05.16.11

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Congratulations to Carrie D, winner of the spa pedicure!

We are always on the lookout for a salon and spa that offers great full service treatments in a chic and unique atmosphere. Our newest discovery is Gente Bella Salon & Spa in Chilliwack, which has you covered from head to toe as you get ready for summer, for that special night out or just because you want to treat yourself (our favourite reason). One step through the door is all it takes to recognize just how unique this little gem is. From the giant rock feature in the guest seating area to the grand light fixtures lining the way to the treatment rooms, you can’t help but get excited to see what else is in store throughout the rest of the spa!

Gente Bella Salon & Spa

Being a Chilliwack resident, owner Lesley Reid wanted to keep things local when she decided to open a salon and spa of her very own. That she did when she chose a bustling new area in the heart of the city! Previously a hair studio, the Gente Bella that sits there today is very unique from what was originally in that space. Drawing inspiration from her staff, nature, and the classy likes of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, Lesley succeeded in creating a beautiful spa destination that balances modern design with natural elements.

Since opening their doors in 2009, Lesley and her team have been working towards a space where visitors can “come in as clients and leave as friends.” This friendly approach to business has seen Gente Bella continue to grow, including a revamp and expansion in 2010 allowing them to offer additional services to their friends and potential clients!

Gente Bella Salon & Spa

This expansion included a completely redesigned hair studio, which now includes a fantastic waterfall feature, a designated men’s zone and 12 hair stations for the ladies! The new space has allowed them to better serve their clients in various ways, from being able to accommodate larger wedding parties and last minute appointments to offering better lighting required specifically for men’s precision cutting.

The most unique feature at Gente Bella, however, isn’t their hair cutting stations, or the ever-changing scents in their steamroom, or even their mud contouring treatment (although they are all very special) – it’s their washhouse. The washhouse, which we now refer to as the most incredible hair washing station, is the place to have your hair washed.

Gente Bella Salon & Spa

Using a combination of colourful water features, accent lighting, scalp massage techniques and relaxing music, guests are encouraged to shut out the rest of the salon, and the rest of the world when the washhouse door closes behind them. A trip to the washhouse is included with any hair service, so you’ll leave with a little piece of zen even if you don’t make it over to the spa side! Pure bliss.

Gente Bella Salon & Spa

Gente Bella prides itself in offering only the best products. Eminence, L’anza, Paul Mitchell and OPI are just a few of the great products that are used throughout the spa and are also available for purchase. Looking for that perfect shade of nail polish? Gente Bella carries both the new collections and the classics – giving mani and pedi guests the very best selection!

Speaking of pedis, we are excited to send one of our lucky readers to Gente Bella Spa for a Spa Pedicure to get their tootsies ready for summer! Winner will be announced on May 27, 2011. Please leave a note below to be entered to win, or post the following on Twitter for an extra entry:

I entered to win a Spa Pedicure from @FVPulse “

Gente Bella Salon & Spa
Unit 202-7592 Vedder Road, Chilliwack
Ring: 604.847.0535

Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan

53 Responses to “Gente Bella – Pulse Spotlight – 05.16.11”

  1. Tina Chiarizia says:

    Looks amazing! I’d love to win this! :)

  2. Cyndi says:

    Looks AWESOME!!! Didn’t know you were in my backyard

  3. LEANNE says:


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